TitleFairchild Micromosaic and Micromatrix programs oral history panel
|Dennis, Eric, Videographer|
|Downey, James M., Panelist|
|Fairbairn, Doug, Moderator|
|Koford, James S., Panelist|
|Mays, C. Hugh, Panelist|
|Schreiner, Robert (Bob), Panelist|
|Ulrickson, Robert W., Panelist|
|Walker, Robert M., Panelist|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationMountain View, California
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionThis oral history brought together a panel of six former Fairchild Semiconductor employees, all of who played major roles in the development and deployment of the Fairchild Micromosaic and Micromatrix product families in the mid to late 1960’s. Both product lines were aimed at the emerging market for custom integrated circuits. Micromatrix was a customizable array of bipolar gates while the Micromosaic product was a customizable array of MOS logic.
These product lines were important, not only because of their commercial success but because they laid the ground work for the custom and ASIC industry which blossomed in the 1980’s. They demonstrated for the first time the power and importance of putting together a complete suite of design automation tools to capture, verify, layout, and test integrated circuits.